What Lane?

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Nancy Paulsen Books
Publish Date
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525518433

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About the Author

Torrey Maldonado (torreymaldonado.com), the author of the critically acclaimed Tight and Secret Saturdays, is a teacher in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised. His books reflect his students' and his experiences.

Reviews

* "In an NYC landscape deeply shaped by race, sixth grader Stephen struggles to speak his piece. . . . Maldonado pursues a story about biracial boyhood, healthy friendships, and self-discovery while gesturing toward the influence of social movements like Black Lives Matter in reshaping what accountable friendship looks like. Voiced in the creative language of NYC youth, the novel models what it means to embrace the power of self-awareness and relationships built on mutual respect. Bridges everyday racism and accountable allyship with sincerity."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Engaging, timely novel. . . . Maldonado (Tight) paints a vivid, relatable picture of an adventurous boy learning the rewards and dangers of straying out of his lane against the backdrop of an unfair system that could see him killed or arrested for the behaviors his white peers easily engage in. The characters are warmly realistic, by turns impulsive and regretful. In relatively few words, Maldonado elucidates matters related to racial profiling, police violence against black people, and allyship, all through the eyes of a brave kid trying to figure out who he is and where he belongs."--Publishers Weekly, starred review